Written by Joe Jackson on Feb 3, 2022. Posted in General Interest

Registration goes live for PGGB and BFC's Line Producer Training Programme

The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) and the British Film Commission (BFC) are accepting registrations for their Line Producer Training Programme. The course is designed for experienced production managers, or those who have recently stepped up to Line Producer roles (and ideally possess two credits or significant experience). The deadline for applications is at 10.00am on Tuesday 22nd February 2022, and successful applicants will undertake training with an experienced producer. This scheme arrives as part of the partnership’s government-backed development campaign.


"Line Producers are in exceptionally high demand right now, particularly on features and High End TV drama," says Lyndsay Duthie, the PGGB's CEO. "There are experienced production managers out there who would benefit from support to move up to a leadership level, and those who have recently progressed to line production who would benefit from tailored training to really excel in the role. By providing these bespoke courses, which include ongoing flexible support via our unique Virtual Learning Environment, PGGB and BFC are ensuring that Line Producers are supported during this intensely busy time."



The course will be held online via Zoom, delivered by an expert tutor together with blended digital learning through their Virtual Learning Environment. The Line Producer Training Programme begins on Saturday 12th March, running over three consecutive Saturdays before ending on Saturday 26th March 2022. Day One covers the role of the Line Producer, Day Two focuses on leadership and management, and Day Three explores the safe management of productions. Each day will be full time from approximately 10.00am to 16.00pm, with breaks morning and afternoon as well as 45 minutes for lunch.


The syllabus covers vital strands of knowledge - such as core practical, organisational, and logistical skills - which are required by Line Producers for film and HETV in the UK on both domestic and international productions. Areas covered will include:

- Roles and responsibilities

- Setting up a production

- Budgets & reporting

- Schedules

- Dealing with co-productions

- Legal and compliance

- Career paths and next steps Career paths and next steps

- Best practice and wellbeing regarding mental health

- Leadership & Management

- Safe management of productions



This new course is part of the government-supported Stage Space Support and Development Strategy. The BFC are set to invest GBP100,000 towards targeted PGGB training courses, and the collaboration aims to increase access opportunities for experienced and diverse crew.


The course costs GBP100 as well as a booking fee and VAT, which is only payable once acceptance onto the course has been confirmed. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK or be a UK national to be eligible for this course. Submissions are processed via an application form which must be sent to: training@productionguild.com. Graduates of the course will receive a 6-month PGGB Membership as well as support to find roles within the industry.


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